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the president of the united states. that was not good of chris christie. >> might be if obama wins. >> if he want to run for president, that's t not good.t >> but what does christie want? >> he would like tore governor the new jersey a second time. who wase to be in the cabinet, john, when you can be governor the new jersey? hillary might be gone after this benghazi thing if that's what you're getting at. >> i doubt it. >> secretary of defense. >> come on, are you kidding me?e christie is a little peeved at the, shall we say the selection process for the vice presidential nominee on the republican ticket. >> he said he didn't want t did you want to be offered it? i think -- >> i'm 23409 -- not going to argue that. >> christie endorsed the president, and toyou put that together, and add in d colin powell, who has had a good week for people still sitting on the fence to see opwhat opinion leaders are thinking. >> let's see if i can climate change, that's right, ght. >> part of learning from this is the recognition that climate change is a reality, extreme ather is a reality, a reality that we
is whether demoatic strongholds like youngstown will give mr. obama enough margin to carryde the state and stay in the white house. mr. obama's popularity here is maintained by strong support frome autoworkers like union president green. >> in march everything almost came to a halt, right. the contractors we had in the plant were backing off. there were helicopters flying over our plant taking inventory, people waing through our plint with clipboards taking inventory. they were going tot liquidate our facility. that's a fact.ou so mitt romney can air brush this all i wants. that's what was happening at the time. the fact that president obama stood up and said i'm going take a bet on the american workers and we're going to invest in this when it wasn't a popular thing to do, absolutely he deserves credit. >> mr. obama needs to persuade more thanust his union base that he's the one to continue this success. while theus ener boom happened under his watch ohio voters are not all quick to ve him t the credit. crist of emmitt's oil & gas vot for mr. obama in 28 and says the president has do
'm cautiously optimistic about it. >> reporter: in fact, barack obama won this state handily in 2008 he was well ahead he thad year until the first debate,e when mitt romney gained ground. >> when mitt romney led bain, hundreds of plants,actories, and stores were shuttered. workers saw their wages slashed, their jobsaent overseas. >> look at the evidence of theob last four years. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. hay ear just being crushed. >> reporter: for local citizens that's meant a flood of ads, stuffed mailboxes, thousands of phone calls and knocks on their doors. by one recent count, this area is the most saturated political market in the nation. the national campaign for the presidency has come down to a battle for a relatively small number of swing counti and brown county here is one of them for the competing parties, a everything now depends on organization, the so-caed ground game. ben sparks is communication director for the romney campaign in wisconsin. >> thediey to winning races inwi wisconsin is enthusiasm and voter intensity. in 2010, when
senatorun from the state of illinois, barack obama! (crowd cheering) >> narrator: he was virtually unknown. but he had, in effect, been writing the speech since punahou, and oxy, and those long years in new york city. >> tonight is a particular honor for me because, let's face it, my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. my father was a foreign studen born and raised in a small village in kenya. >> he put himself in the middle of the american story and he made people feel that there was still an america that could come together despite all of the divisions, and that in some way or another he was able to embody those aspirations about what americans thought they wanted to see happen in the country. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america, there is the united states of america. the is not a black america, a white amerota, a latino america, an asian america, there's the united states of america. >> michelle sees this happening. and she has tears streaming down her cheeks. i'm sitting in the crowd, and a woman next to me is crying, bawling her eyes out. she just keeps
president of the united states. >> obama is expected to be thrown into the limelight. he can barely show his face in public without creating some kind osensation... >> narrator: by january 2005,io barack obama was a unid stat senator on the rise. >> he came to the senate almost immediately with everyone's high expectations, with everyone's assumption that this was a man who was on a fast track. >> narrator: but for obama, life as a legislator in congress was not what he had in mind. >> as soon as he gets to the u.s. senate, he's bored. he is pretty open about the fact that the senate is too slow andr it's a place where you basically have to spend several terms before you have any power and influence. obama was never going to be the kind of guy who, you know, ends up in a wheelchair on the senate floor. >> narrator: after only a year in the senate, he started asking the question that had been asked ever since the boston speech: should he run for president? we went to my favorite restaurant and took the kitchen table in the back where nobody could see us.nt i tell him he should do it and that
at their homes? >> well, it's interesting you should say that, ray, because so many people in the state don't have power it's hard to say how many people know exactly how widespread this damage has been. governor christie took a tour yesterday of the inland areas before his encounter with president obama and he went to a town called sayerville where he went door to door meeting with the people who came out to talk to him, shake hands. he was bolstering their spirits but in some cases there were people who broke down in his arms and cried and he became more than the chief executive of this ste, he became the consoleer in chief, if you will. and that is a story that repeated itself a number of times later in the ty. the governor and president obama took a helicopter ride over the area from atlantic city down to an areahere the governor had told people to get ohe and in many cases they didn't and he kind of jokingly but firmly let them know when they were speaking a couple minut after the video you're seeing right now, he let them know he was not happy with them but he'd give them a break this
will close for the entire session tomorrow. seven states and the district of columbia have already been declared in states of emergency, opening the way for the federal coordination of money and resources for disaster relief efforts. at the white house today, president obama said officials are ready. >> there's been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. and so we're confident that the assets are prepositioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. r david paulison knows about mobilizing the federal government's responsto a hurricane. he was in two weeks after hurricane katrina. are you confident that fema is prepared given the sheer size of this storm, almost a thousand miles in dimer. >> it is a huge storm and the impact will on the storm is so big, it is impacting several states from dc all the way up to maine at the s same time. but i am rae very comfortable. we have a great administrator running the organization. he gets it, he's from florida, a good emergency manager. doesn't run around with his hair on fire. so i'm conf
swing states, nevada and colorado, is going to be the key. i've been to thosett states. early, get out the vote, among the latino grass roots activists there, it's huge. and that could give president obama the margin there. >> belva: women, gender. >> women, you know, we had this week sandra fluke here in the bay area. reproductive rights activists. look, women have been for obama, he's enjoyed this gender gap for a long time. and in the last couple of weeks, romney has managed to shave that down, very concerning to the grou and ve rights they've really been working this vote all over the crontry and the fact is that they tracked what they say is about 5 million women who they call obama defectors who may go to the other side, go to mitt romney and that could be a key margin in some of these swing states. >> he's got ads out there that suggest he's not going to be activist on that issue. you're right about the issue of obama care for a lot of women. birth fontrol is an economic s issue. and that's one of the things democrats have brought out in the last couple of weeks. have to ask n,
and for horsford's part, he is hoping president obama will win the battle ground state and help sweep his congressional campaign to victory as well.s but the race has made democrats nervous. senate mority leader harry reid has blasted tarkanian for ehe bad land deal. and super pacs are helping to bolster tarkanian's campaign by inundating the air wav with blistering attack ads aimed at horsford. it's one race but it matters to the bigger picture as democrats look to nevada's fourth district as one of the 25 net seats they need to win back the house. in the end, tarkanian is depending on rural voters w tend to be republican and turn out to vote rin greater numbers than thein democrats. haresford is relying on the democratic machine developed by senator reed in nevada. and a voter registration advantage to squeak past his opponent in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the nation. >> ifill: >> ifill: our next battleground dispatch will come from iowa, where the issue of immigration is bubbling to the surface. >> woodruff: again, the major developments of the day. the deat
by president obama and mitt romney, the issue is almost never mentioned in this key battleground state. it's surprising. because although latinos make up only 5% of iowa's population, their numbers have increased by 110% over the last ten years. perhaps nowhere is that growth more evident than right here. perry, iowa, has a population of about 8,000 people. it's located north and west of des moines, and was founded by german immigrants who worked on the railroad. but over the last 30 years, the pulation has connged. immigrants have come from central and south america looking for work, and they're finding it at the local meat packing plant.ng jay pattee owns ben's five and dime store and serves as the town's mayor. he's watched as nearly 3,000 latino immigrants arrived in perry, many to work at the tyson pork processing plant. >> perry was a pretty ivory place in 1980 when we moved here. and when it started to change, i think some people were afraid of the change. i guess it's the fear of the unexpected. >> reporter: does that exist at all today? >> maybe so. it's a lot less evident than it
with power co wanies to get the lights back on.r the storm's damage was so severe that president obama quickly declared major disasters in new york and new jersey overnight. the decision frees up federal dollars to help families and businesses recover their losses. it also allows the u.s. to reimburse local and state governments for some of the expenses they'll face as th rebuild. the east coast may be cleaning up, but sandy isn't finished. the storm is plowing inland, dump g snow across the appalachians. duwith sandy still churning, its nearly impossible to know how extensive the damage will be or how long the cleanup will last. sylvia hall, nbr, washington.an >> tom: earlier, susie mentioned the challenges of getting around one of the world's largest and most congested cities with no public transportation. city buses began rolling on new york streets at 5:00 p.m. eastern time today, but only partial service and on a reduced schedule. we have more on the work ahead to get new york moving again with erika miller. >> reporter: in new york city, the subway is a lifeline. the transportati
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